Ellen Harvey is a British-born artist working in Brooklyn, NY. She has exhibited extensively in the U.S. and internationally and was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial. Solo exhibitions include Metal Painting, at the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia; The Unloved at the Groeninge Museum, Bruges, Belgium; The Alien’s Guide to the Ruins of Washington DC at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC; The Nudist Museum at the Bass Museum, Miami Beach, FL; Ruins are More Beautiful at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland; Mirror at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art and A Whitney for the Whitney at Philip Morris at the Whitney Museum at Altria.
She has completed permanent installations for New York Percent For Art, New York Arts in Transit; the Flemish National Architect and for the Federal Art in Architecture program, among others and she is currently working on Waterways, a new commission for the Miami Beach Convention Center. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School and took part in the Whitney Independent Study Program and the PS1 National Studio Program. Her book, The New York Beautification Project, was published by Gregory R. Miller & Co. in 2005 and she has been the subject of several other books: Ellen Harvey: Mirror published by the Pennsylvania Academy in 2006, Ellen Harvey: The Unloved published by Hannibal Publishing in 2014 and Ellen Harvey: Museum of Failure, published by Gregory R. Miller & Co. in 2015. She is a recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship for 2016.